OUR DIFFERENCE = THE WHOLE MUSHROOM & THE MAGIC OF MYCELIUM
We have combined 10 of the most researched 100% organic functional mushrooms on the planet to boost your mind and body for vitality and wellness. Simply add to your smoothie, coffee, beverage or food.
Contains an equal proportion of Lion's Mane, Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, Antrodia, Agaricus Blazei and King Trumpet.
(200G CANISTER AVAILABLE MARCH 2021)
WHAT IS MYCELIUM?
- Represents more than 95% of the mushroom life cycle
- Powerful digestive enzymes and secondary metabolites
- Porous, less thick and rigid than fruit body cell walls and are thus easier to digest
- Delivers powerful beta glucans and high in Vitamin B
What a miracle mushrooms are.
The humble fungi, with its visible fruit called the mushroom, holds some of nature’s most potent weapons. Used by the plant to protect it from invaders these natural compounds have been used for thousands of years to help fight cancer, boost the immune system, support kidney and liver function, and lower blood pressure. Recent research is uncovering the specific properties that make the mushroom such a medical miracle.
In the 1980s scientists at Harvard University made the discovery that compounds within mushrooms were able to stimulate cells in the immune system. Since then there have been many studies uncovering more details of how mushroom supplements work and how effective they are in treating various illnesses. Different mushrooms from around the world seem to have slightly different benefits and here are some of the most well known.
Mushrooms contain glutathione, an antioxidant molecule found in almost every cell in your body. It seems to have important signaling and detoxifying properties, says John Richie, a mushroom researcher and professor of public health sciences at Penn State University. “[Glutathione] is one of the most important small molecules in living things, and it plays a role in turning on or turning off the cell’s protective systems,” Richie says.
Along with glutathione, mushrooms contain a second antioxidant called ergothioneine, which Richie says is much less abundant in other foods. But while ergothioneine is rare, it turns out that the human body contains a specific transport protein for it. “This suggests it’s got to be important for human health,” he says. Important how? Richie says there’s preliminary evidence that ergothioneine could block the kind of oxidative damage that contributes to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. There are also studies linking the consumption of ergothioneine to a longer, healthier life.
“Mushrooms are highly unusual in that they’re a producer of both glutathione and ergothioneine,” Richie adds. This, combined with mushrooms’ other salubrious properties and millennia-old associations with health and medicine, gives him and other researchers reason to believe these fungi really could possess some “superfood” properties.
How much should you be eating? “I recommend that everyone consume about three milligrams a day of ergothioneine from mushrooms,” says Robert Beelman, professor emeritus of food science at Penn State and a frequent collaborator of Richie’s. According to a 2019 review Beelman and Richie co-authored, swallowing a hearty 3.5-ounce portion of button mushrooms every day—or just an ounce of specialty mushrooms like shitake, oyster, or maitake mushrooms—will provide those three milligrams. And no, you don’t have to eat them raw. “Cooking does not destroy the ergothioneine at all and might actually make it more bio-available,” Beelman says.
So, at least for now, skip the supplements. Instead, just add more mushrooms to your diet.